We believe in creating beautiful and natural looking smiles that are uniquely designed to the individual while actively promoting oral health. Every step from smile design to completion is undertaken with the utmost care, skill and attention to detail.
We maintain an outstanding full service operation in all levels of dentistry to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Dr Tan Lam Seng received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1988. He was awarded a University medal in 1986 for being the top student in his year. From 1992 to 1995, he went on a government scholarship to study orthodontics.
In 1994, he obtained the Diploma in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, followed by theMaster of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1995. Dr Tan was admitted as a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists in 1996. He is an active member of the Association of Orthodontists, Singapore and the Singapore Dental Association. In 1998, he attained the Fellowship and was placed on the Roll of Specialists of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Dr Tan places great importance on Continuing Professional Education and participates actively in dental meetings and congresses, both locally and internationally. He has published in the European Journal of Orthodontics and presented in the Congress of the International Association of Dental Research.
Crowding may be present due to the following scenarios:
It is more difficult to brush and floss the teeth when there is crowding, hence increasing the risks of food trap between teeth that may lead to decay in the future.
Open bite can be due to habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. It can be associated with skeletal discrepancies such as a steep lower jaw.
This may cause difficulty in speech and the ability to chew efficiently.
It is advisable to correct the bite and change the habits so that you can chew and digest better.
The first time you wear braces, there will be some discomfort when you eat. This usually disappears after about 10 days. You should try eating soft food to lessen the discomfort.
With the use of modern technology, such as thermal wires, and the use of light forces, wearing braces is not as painful as in the past.
Braces can create a beautiful smile by straightening and moving protruding teeth inward. An unattractive smile can affect a person's self esteem and confidence.
Some bad bites can cause speech and chewing problems. Braces will also help to address these problems.